Essential Opinion: Martyr

Martyr, directed by the Lebanese born Mazen Khaled, follows a day in the life of Hassane, a young man whose life meets sudden tragedy on the beaches of Beirut, Lebanon. What follows is a stunningly sensual and compassionate portrayal of a community facing their grief and facing each other.

The Leather Boys

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Leather Boys

This 1964 drama film is cantered on the adventures of a gay motorcyclist from London. Directed by Sidney J. Furie, the British motion picture stars Colin Campbell, Rita Tushingham and Dudley Sutton. The Leather Boys is based on a novel by Gillian Freeman that was commissioned by Anthony Blond.

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

Essential Opinion: The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie is a documentary that follows a wide cross section of Australia’s ageing LGBTQI community before they attend a major dance event at Melbourne Town Hall. The Coming Back Out Ball was coined by organisers to celebrate the new found acceptance granted to older members of the community, many of whom hadn’t publicly come out until they’d passed their 60th or 70th birthdays.

Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal

Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal

Released in 2015, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal follows the televised debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal during the 1968 presidential election in the United States. First showcased at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the American documentary stars Paul Newman and was directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville. The motion picture was co-written by the two, along with Tom Graves.

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